Jeffree Star And Shane Dawson Reveal Money Secrets The Beauty Industry Has Kept Under Wraps. Will Others Follow Suit?

Even in a beauty industry nodding toward transparency, talking about money is taboo. Jeffree Star has broken that taboo big time. Leading up to the super influencer and brand founder’s collaboration with comedian and YouTuber Shane Dawson, the...

Little Brand, Big Retailer: The Reality Of Entering A Major Chain

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 13 founders and executives: What impacted your brand upon entering a big retailer?

At Manhattan Nail Studio Sundays, Menicure Mondays Promote Self-Care For Male Clients

Amy Ling Lin, founder of nail studio Sundays, has never been afraid to experiment. She pioneered pairing meditation with manicures and celebrates the oft-overlooked nail artists behind services in her blog. Now, Lin is democratizing her...

Ode To Self Changes Its Business Model, But Stays Committed To Supporting Women’s Mental Health Through Skincare

Kimberlee Keitt launched clean beauty e-tailer Ode To Self last year on a mission to support women’s mental health by putting self-care at the center of her selection. After a few months of running the online shop,...

Wegmans Moved Into Brooklyn And Left Makeup Behind

When beloved grocer Wegmans opened its first New York City store at Brooklyn Navy Yard last month, it revealed over 50,000 products, including more than 300 varieties of cheese and 2,000 organic items, a burger bar, all manner...